Chandler HOAs To Use Reclaimed Water System

By Andrew Bernier
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:05pm
Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:46am
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The City of Chandler will be helping local homeowner associations tap into reclaimed water systems that will save on water costs and save the city’s drinking water supply.

The Chandler City Council recently approved local HOAs to borrow up to $50,000 to build infrastructure to tap into the city’s reclaimed water system. Reclaimed water, which is wastewater from kitchens and bathrooms, is treated and used for groundwater recharge and irrigation of municipal parks and non-edible crops.

Currently, Chandler HOAs use potable water, or drinking water, to irrigate common areas such as lawns and landscaping. It is estimated that potable water costs four to five times more than reclaimed water.

The City has set aside $250,000 for the first year of the loan program, as it hopes to reduce future water costs and save valuable drinking water for the city.

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